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An American Success Story: Mill Steel Co. Praised by Vice President Pence
September 19, 2018 8:18am

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (September 18, 2018) – Mill Steel Co., one of the nation's largest distributors of flat-rolled carbon steel, welcomed Vice President Mike Pence, Governor Rick Snyder, and Congressman Bill Huizenga to its headquarters in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Vice President Mike Pence along with Second Lady of the United States, Karen Pence, toured the steel service center and met with associates from Mill Steel’s production team.

Shortly after, he delivered a speech on economic growth and the current job market, specifically the recent boom in the manufacturing sector. He quoted the U.S. Census Bureau that in the last year and a half, more than 378,000 manufacturing jobs have been added to the economy, including 14,000 manufacturing jobs in Michigan. He went on to discuss the correlation between the uptick in manufacturing and the strength of the steel industry.

The Vice President also spoke on the impact of federal tax cuts, praising Mill Steel for giving 400 of its full-time associates a $1,000 bonus as a result of the tax cuts passed by Congress and signed by the President.

“This is a fantastic company. This company and all of you represent really the backbone of American business,” said Pence.

David Samrick, Mill Steel CEO and Chairman, and second-generation leader of Mill Steel, also spoke about the company’s success.

"I know my mother Edith and my father Harry, the founders of Mill Steel, are looking down and smiling right now, marveling at all of you and what we've all accomplished together," said Samrick.

In light of the recent tax savings, Mill Steel purchased land to expand operations at its Melvindale, MI location. The company also recently purchased a 33,000 square-foot building nearby its current headquarters and production facility on 36th Street. The building, a part of Centennial Commercial Park, will serve as Mill Steel’s new corporate office and is undergoing major renovations. Associates are expected to make the move to the new office in early 2019.

The Vice President closed by paying tribute to the late Amway co-founder Rich DeVos in light of his passing earlier in the week, noting the unforgettable mark he left on West Michigan through his legacy and generosity.

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Mil Steel’s Golf For Kids Outing Raises $215,000 for D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s Mentoring Services!
July 24, 2018 9:19pm

Mill Steel has passionately supported the community efforts of D.A. Blodgett – St. John’s (DABSJ) for over two decades. Fundraising for the agency has become a staple in the philanthropic identity of Mill Steel, specifically through our annual Golf For Kids (GFK) event, which supports DABSJ’s Mentoring Services. Unlike years prior, sunny skies welcomed golfers to the outing on Monday, July 9th at Blythefield Country Club.

Thanks to the generosity of our friends and business partners, the event raised $215,752! A successful day of golf and fundraising that brings the total amount raised over $2.5 million to date! The money helps support current matches and pair hundreds of youth and young mothers with new mentors – that’s thousands of lives helped on their path to success.

The real-life impact of mentoring could be heard through the testimony given by Troy Mossel and his mentee, Khalil. The duo were originally matched in the Youth in Business (YIB) workplace mentoring program that Mill Steel partners with DABSJ and East Kentwood Schools on. Their relationship started through YIB, but has since blossomed into a community based mentorship that has deeply impacted both of them. During the presentation, Khalil shared how Troy’s guidance and friendship has helped him prepare for the future and improve his grades.

Thank you to all that donated and helped make GFK another great success!

Mill Steel and D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s Named as Finalist for the 2018 Connecting With Community Awards!
May 17, 2018 9:05am

“We are excited to announce that the collaboration of Mill Steel and D.A. Blodgett –St. John’s has been named one of eight finalists in the Tenth Annual Connecting with Community Awards for our work on the Youth In Business program. Nominations are judged on how effective the organizations are at collaboratively working together to solve a problem or community based goal. Nominees are also judged on how well their efforts reach the community. Two additional factors taken into consideration are the uniqueness and overall impact of the collaboration.
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All finalists will be recognized at the Connecting with Community Awards Celebration on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at the Grand Rapids Art Museum in Grand Rapids. The winning partnership will be announced at the ceremony, as well as the Community Choice Award winner, which is determined by the public vote. Click here to cast your vote for Mill Steel and D.A. Blodgett-St. John’s!

Thank you to all the mentors past and present that have selflessly given their time to help the youth in our community. This program would not be as successful without all of your help and we appreciate you!”

Mill Steel Named as Finalist for American Metal Market’s Awards for Steel Excellence in the Category of Service Center of the Year
March 26, 2018 3:20pm

The American Metal Market’s Awards for Steel Excellence is one of the most prestigious and recognizable awards programs in the global steel industry. They celebrate companies large and small for achieving excellence in a number of areas. Now in its ninth year, the 2018 program will feature 16 distinct categories.

Winners are selected by a panel of judges with extensive steel industry leadership experience. Judges evaluate the nominations using a point-based qualitative approach to determine the winners. The nomination and judging process is audited by and in full compliance with Euromoney/Institutional Investor guidelines and standards to ensure integrity and objectivity.

Mill Steel is proud to be recognized as a finalist in the Service Center of the Year category. We look forward to the Awards dinner in June, where the winners in all categories will be announced.

Mill Steel Named as Finalist in Platt’s Global Metals Awards
March 26, 2018 3:23pm

LONDON, March 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Executives and companies have been selected as finalists for the sixth annual S&P Global Platts Global Metals Awards, which recognize exemplary accomplishments in 15 categories, according to program host S&P Global Platts, the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodities and energy markets.

Murray Fisher, Global Metals Awards organizer, said: "This year, there is noticeable interest from entrants in metals that are core to battery technologies and energy storage while the prestigious CEO of Year award will be hotly contested as always. Other categories, such as Breakthrough Solution of the Year indicate a commitment to efficiency and offer a window into the evolution of technology and that is shaping the way organizations grow. The scene is set for a great award ceremony. We congratulate the finalists of the Global Metals Awards on their achievements."

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